Congratulations! It’s time to close.


Carin’s office will provide you with the preclosing document checklist to review including instructions on where to go for closing, the time, what to bring and how to handle the transfer of keys and utilities. The closing process usually occurs at a title company, and that location is on the checklist.

Many people may attend the closing: Carin and you, your Buyer or Seller and their real estate agent (if applicable) and an escrow agent (closer) from the title company where you close.

Prior to closing, you should receive your closing documents to review ahead of time from the title company, the lender and/or from Carin.

During the closing, which usually takes an hour to an hour and a half, you and the Buyer or Seller will review and sign all of the relevant closing papers. If you are buying, you’ll provide a cashier’s or certified check for the down payment and closing costs made payable to the closing company. If you are selling, you’ll receive the proceed funds in a certified check from the title company at closing.

We are committed to making the closing as stress-free as possible. BriarWood is one of the few local companies with its own closing department, and its full-time staff as well as Carin and her office excel in completing the complicated closing process.